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    DSC 1 Course

    I am trying to organize a DSC 1 course in the near future on the Isle of Mull .I need 8 participants.To keep costs down I intend to do a 2 day course .The cost will be around 230 plus accommodation for one night on the beautifull Isle of Mull.
    I may be able to sort out very affordable accommodation .
    Any takers ? This course may soon be a requirement to renew /obtain a FAC and is already required to shoot on FC land and no matter what your own personal skills are I am told there is something for everyone on this course.

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    2 days isnt nearly enough, we did a 4 day and all said it really should be 5 to cover the amount of stuff to be done.

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    dsc 1

    i totally agree with bobt 2 days?? just ain't enough unless peeps have the 300 questions first and know them then that alone will take a day to go through? 4 days is minimal most advertising the course advertise it as 4 days.just my two pence worth. 8)

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    well done mullbiker for for tying to keep the cost down i did my dsc 1 a few years ago now and glad i did the knowledge i gained as a beginner was a godsend aswell as the firearms people treated me better from then but i have to agree that 2 days is a bit hetic with alot of ground to cover most people would cope better with 3/4 days but the longer it takes the more it will cost
    if you think you can do it in 2 then good luck at the end off the day this is just a certificate to say you are competent i never had a fullbore rifle till i had this cos the police said it was the only way i was going to get one the day idid the variation went in i was given a 243 and 3006 no questions asked

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    Sorry folks I didn't start this thread looking for advice on how long a course should take .
    This would surely depend on the experience
    of the participant.
    If you think completing the course in 2 days is beyond you please don't reply .
    I have spoken to many stalkers far less experienced than myself who have completed this in 2 days .
    If the tutor told me that a 2 day course was unrealistic I would not have entertained the idea .
    The questions referred to are freely available on the web so there is no reason to be unprepared.
    If you feel that you could not complete the course in 2 days please don't judge others by your standards .
    If you have any questions please feel free to ask .

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    If you were not looking for people to comment then maybe you should have just posted it in the classified section, not under general discussion.
    If all you are looking for is the assessment but not the training then you can do it in just a day!

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    I took my DSC1 in Menheriot Cornwall ten years ago, we had three very experienced instructors and some very well known and knowledgable stalkers on the course. We arrived at 07.30 to begin work at 08.00 every morning and left between 20.00 and 21.00 hrs each night for four days. It was hard work for all concerned. The pass rate was 100%. You must think us a right bunch of 'thickos' Mullbiker.
    Personally I prefer to do things right first time or the certificate is not worth the paper it is written on.
    I hope everything goes well for you, and the candidates get good results. But as mentioned previously, Its alot to take in and this is a general discussion thread where the idea is to discuss topics.

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    Can't help butting in - but very interested to know which tutor/organisation said it could be done in 2 days? Sorry, but my experience agrees with those who recommend 4.

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    Hi, if it can be done in 2 days fine, but please please make sure it is done to the same standard as the longer courses. If not it only belittles the piece of paper that seems to make getting aditional firearms a lot easier. I do commend you trying to get the course done cheaply though!

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    The organization is the BASC .
    I expect their tutor would take offense to the suggestion that the standard would be any less than that on the longer course .As would I.

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